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Traitor

Posted by Anthony on March 17, 2010

Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has made it known today he will vote for the $875 billion health care plan currently sitting inside the House of Representatives. The far left Progressive voted against the health care reform bill back in November because it did not include a single-payer system.

Kucinich has displayed great common sense on fiscal issues. However, when the President makes a visit to your district, privately meets with you four times, and asks for your vote, you had better vote in his favor, or else!

Wait a sec, that’s not what the President should be doing. That’s what lobbyists are for!

“The president’s visit to my district … underscored the urgency of this vote,” Kucinich said. “I have doubts about the bill … [but] I’ve decided to cast a vote in favor of the legislation.”


Traitor.
I realize Kucinich is a far lefty guy. I can respect that, to an extent. His fiscal policy record is astounding for any politician in Washington DC. But what the hell happened? This bill will not lower premiums, as mentioned by Dick Durbin (D-IL) .

Well then…so much for cutting costs.

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2 Responses to “Traitor”

  1. LeisureGuy said

    Well, I think Kucinich changed his mind for several reasons. Some is White House pressure, sure, (and all presidents do that: that’s what they do), but also having it prominently pointed out to him, in front of his constituents, how great a proportion of his own constituents would benefit helped—both out of genuine concern for his constituents, but also probably a realization that, with this so publicly pointed out, a “no” vote would not look good at all. Also, I think he realizes that the bill as it is first passed is but the first step—both Social Security and Medicare improved over time. Indeed, Medicare has improved to the point that, when legislation was proposed in the Senate to kill Medicare, not a single one—zero—of all those GOP politicians who rail against Medicare would go near the bill. Finally, I think he realized that if this bill is defeated it might be another 20 years before health reform is addressed, and we can’t wait.

    • Anthony said

      That’s the sad thing. The GOP had eight years to get things done on health care, but they prioritized foreign policy and that got us TONS of debt. Now suddenly they are worried about health care reform? Perhaps they ARE the Party of No…

      Even so, I don’t follow the logic of putting crappy bills out for votes. Not many fully know what is even in them! Can’t there be more smaller bills instead of one giant bill?

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